Irish Emigration Database

The Emigration Database is a computerised collection of primary source documents on Irish emigration to North America (USA & Canada) in the 18th and 19th centuries. It contains a variety of original material including emigrant letters, newspaper articles, shipping advertisements, passenger lists, official government reports, family papers and extracts from books and periodicals. The Database deals with the causes, mechanisms, effects, and consequences of Irish emigration to America. The project is on-going with documents being added on a regular basis. The documents are transcribed verbatim. It is a vital research resource for historians, teachers, students and genealogists with an interest in Irish-America. The Database can be accessed in the Library of the Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park and in the Local Studies Departments of the Education and Library Boards in Armagh, Ballymena, Ballynahinch, Belfast, Enniskillen, Londonderry and Omagh.

Strengths

Approximately 30,000 original documents on computer - pertaining to emigration

Physical characteristics

Electronic database which may be accessed in the Library of the Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park and in the Local Studies Departments of the Education and Library Boards in Armagh, Ballymena, Ballynahinch, Belfast, Enniskillen, Londonderry and Omagh.

Description or Catalogue

Database is available for on-site access at he Database can be accessed in the Library of the Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park and in the Local Studies Departments of the Education and Library Boards in Armagh, Ballymena, Ballynahinch, Belfast, Enniskillen, Londonderry and Omagh.

Coverage

1750
1930
Accrual
Accrual Policy
Active
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Regular
Added by Ulster American Folk Park | Last updated on: 09 February 2018